Escaped emu spotted strolling down Connecticut street

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH)– A giant emu was spotted walking down a street in Seymour Thursday morning.

News 8 received a Report It video of the big bird out for a stroll on North Main Street just before 9 a.m.  Several onlookers expressed their surprise and amusement as the emu ignored them while walking on the pavement past some parked cars.

(WTNH Report It/ Gregg Valentine )
(WTNH Report It/ Gregg Valentine )

Woodbridge police say four emus got loose from a small farm on Seymour Road and Rock Hill Road Tuesday evening, where they are kept as pets. Two of them were caught and returned but two others are still on the loose, and one is believed to be the one last spotted on North Main Street. The other is reportedly in Beacon Falls.

Seymour police received calls Wednesday night about the emu, and tried to capture it but were not able to. It’s unknown where the emus are at this time. Their owner is aware of the incident and is working with animal officials to round them up.

The emu is native to Australia and the second largest living bird after the ostrich. They can grow to be over 6 feet tall and weigh over 100 lbs.

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